Big Wall Climbing
  • Plas y Brenin
  • 2 Days
  • 4 People to 1 instructor

Big Wall Climbing

  • Climb
  • Rock Climbing
  • Advanced


If you're a competent rock climber and planning a Big Walling trip for the first time, or want to hone skills you've already learned, this weekend course is for you. You'll get practical instruction and advice on aid climbing, bivouacking, hanging stances and hauling from our experts who are highly qualified climbing instructors. They'll share their in-depth knowledge of Big Walling with you in the controlled environment of the climbing wall. You'll then progress to local crags where you'll put what you've learned into practice, ready to get the most from your trip. As they're so passionate about what they do, they'll add that personal touch too by helping you plan your trip using their first hand experience so you get the most out of it.

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Can I book privately?

Yes. If you would like to book a private course then give us a call to discuss your needs.

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The Objectives

Big Wall Equipment. Neat ropework. Aid climbing techniques. Hauling. Dealing with technical terrain (overhangs, traverses etc.). Using a portaledge and biving


* Please note: Itinerary is subject to weather and availability.

What to Expect

We'll begin in the controlled environment of the climbing wall, and progress to local crags once the basics have been mastered. We intend to cover the following areas

:Basic aid climbing techniques

Stance management, and fixing ropes

Jumaring - a variety of systems

Hauling systems

Pendulums and tension traverses

Pegging and de-pegging

Marginal gear - mashies, rurps, sky hooks, beaks

Bivouacking skills with and without portaledges

A review of Big Wall areas

Our staff will help you plan your trip, with first hand experience and advice. All our staff are dedicated climbers and have a great depth of knowledge of Big Walling. They're qualified and experienced in teaching climbing at all levels, and will be keen to pass on their knowledge to you.

Experience Required

You should be an experienced climber capable of leading VS or above. As the ropework is often complex, you should have a good understanding of basic ropework.

Great way to learn and develop some essential skills before having your own adventures.

We want to help you to achieve your goals so comfortable accommodation (with WIFI included) and home-cooked food are part of the deal if you've booked accommodation with us. We'll also cover your in-course transport, and can arrange station pick up & drop off if you're travelling by train.Support is on hand from our friendly, and exceptionally well qualified, staff to help develop your understanding and personal skills. What’s more, we have a wide range of specialist equipment that’s available for you to borrow if you don’t have your own.

What do I need to bring?
Equipment List
How should I prepare?
Preparation guide
Course Schedule

Start your training

2 Days
Start Date
20th April, 2019
Spaces left
2 Days
Start Date
10th August, 2019
Spaces left
This course will help you become

This will set you up really well to go and practice effectively before your big trip to the big walls.

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